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Whether you're looking for a fun family vacation at the beach, 17 outstanding golf courses, world-famous sport fishing or a weekend getaway, Ocean City delivers everything you desire ASAP. See for yourself and try out one or all of our top ten must-dos while you are visiting Ocean City, MD.
Things To Do:
Free Family Fun Just For Your Family
From our free beach to our seaside movie nights, some of the most enjoyable activities in Ocean City are free.
Ocean City Beach Lights
OC Beach Lights features a five-story tall inflatable sphere with visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production with visibility along the boardwalk. Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length beginning at 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. Sundays nights. May 26. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 15. September 1.
Free Movies on the Beach
27th Street Every Monday and Friday, from June 24–August 9, 2013. Movies start at around 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Princess Royale at 91st St. Every Thursday in July & August. July 11, 18, 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Movies start at around 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Movies on the Beach at the Carousel Hotel at 118th St. Every Wednesday in June, July & August. Movies start at around 8:30 p.m. June 5, 12, 19, 26. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. August 7, 14, 21, 28.
Arts on the Dock
Love art? Arts on the Dock has what you are looking for. Come spend the evening admiring local artists work on the docks of Ocean City Fishing Center Marina. Thursday evenings from 4 p.m.–7 p.m. June 13, 20, 27. July 4, 11, 18, 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Family Beach Olympics
Family Beach Olympics are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the 27th Street beach. Events include sand castle contests, tug of war, relay games and more. (Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians.) June 25. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. August 6.
Free Family Programs
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum offers Free Family Programs Monday through Saturday at 10:00 a.m. See feedings at the museum’s aquarium and learn about sharks, beach safety and knot-tying. July 1–August 24.
Come join us for Beach Fireworks! Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length and begins at 10:00 p.m. Fireworks will be visible along the boardwalk. Mondays & Tuesdays: July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30. August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27.
Free Concerts on the Beach
Concerts feature music for the whole family, Wednesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Division Street beach. Bring your beach chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy beautiful music in a beautiful setting July & August. Concerts: July 10, 17, 24. August 7, 14, 21, 28.
Sundaes in the Park
The popular Sundaes in the Park weekly event combines a free concert with ice cream for a small fee at Northside Park, 127th Street (bayside) starting at 7 p.m. While parents enjoy the music, children will enjoy special entertainment just for them. NEW this year: fireworks show each week! July 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25.
Sunset Park Party Nights
Watch the sun set over the Isle of Wight Bay from the perfect location in Ocean City! Sunset Park Party Nights are held Thursday nights in July and August. Sunset Park is located along South Philadelphia Avenue on the Bay. Event begins at 7 p.m. and runs to approx. 9:00 p.m. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. It is recommended that attendees bring their own seating. July 11, 18, 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
For a complete list of free events and activities happening in OC all summer long, check out the Ocean City Free-For-All or our list of 100 FREE things to do in Ocean City!
For more information about any of these free events, call 1-800-OC-OCEAN.